Marcus Davis opinion

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  1. Ninjelaphant

    Ninjelaphant Blue Belt

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    i recently read on mmamania an article by Marcus Davis where he says:

    "I am the strongest I have ever been in my MMA career with a 375-pound bench and a 415-pound squat."

    now, am I the only one who thinks he may be exaggerating a bit? Or do you think that this is the norm with WW fighters? Or is he just really strong for a WW?

    Normally i wouldnt ask such a noob question but I just wanted to see what everyones opinion on this is. Plus, Im around 170 and lets just say I dont have those numbers. Nor have i seen anyone my size have those numbers(ps i dont look very hard. So if there are.... well alright then)
     
  2. enright3060

    enright3060 Brown Belt

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    He fights at 170, but he probably cuts 20 pounds or more in preparation for a fight. A 415 pounds squat is ok for a guy that probably walks around at 190-195 or more. It is just good, but not great Plus - who knows how deep the squat is.


    His bench seems solid.
     
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    Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    I can cut to 170 and I dont lift near that much, then again he probably cuts 10 more pounds than I. Ofcourse bench and squat doesnt win fights :)
     
  4. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    He should go die in a fire until his squat isn't ghey anymore

    Nope. Deadlifts do.
     
  5. blakethemus

    blakethemus Blake Belt

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    He only squats 40 more lbs then he benches? I'm going to call bs on his bench, unless his arms are almost as strong as his legs.
     
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    Where does that put you?
     
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    chia POWER OF THE GLOW

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    Honestly, we have no idea how he trains, how often he trains, how many reps the said weights are for, or what kind of form he is using. I don't think you can really judge him based upon that simple statement. All we know is he trains with weights and he is the strongest he's ever been.
     
  8. Gary Peters

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    maybe 275....
     
  9. WCLegend90

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    I'm sure he can lift a lot, but he's a Tuf can.
     
  10. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    It was a joke you dumbass. Now go away queer. You think we just sit around and discuss how much pro fighters lift in the S&P? Hell na we got more important shit to do, like eat baconators and diss on people for lifting over 5 reps.
     
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    pretty strong for a guy who will be damaged goods as soon as he fights some top competition.

    i believe the squat but not the bench
     
  12. chia

    chia POWER OF THE GLOW

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    Same to you.

    Don't be telling me to go away from S&P now...
     
  13. Ascendant

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    I hit 405 bench at 175. Squat was about 375-405 at the time, coming back from a back injury. Some people are naturally great pressers, he could be one of them. So I guess what I'm saying is there's no reason to disbelieve it.
     
  14. Bullitt68

    Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    ^^^^

    In addition, I remember during one of the UFC broadcasts shortly after his stint on TUF Rogan making mention of how Marcus was incorporating a lot of powerlifting into his training, so if he's been at it solid for the last couple of years, I think those are manageable numbers.
     
  15. IronMaidenfan#1

    IronMaidenfan#1 Brown Belt

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    I think his claims are legit. You gotta remember he probably walks around at 190-200lps when not training properly.
     
  16. oxcart

    oxcart Ambαssαdor of kwan

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    You can see a fairly big difference in him since TUF. Sounds reasonable to me... but ditto on not knowing about form and depth.

    Think of every guy you've seen in the gym lifting with shit form.... then claiming the lift. Not to say I don't believe him.... just that there's numbers and there's 'numbers'.
     
  17. SmashiusClay

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    THis threads utterly pointless, can marcus davis lift what he claims? Yes, no, maybe. Does it affect what you should be doing, no. Go lift and quit giving a shit what numbers someone else is claiming. Just know you're not as strong as you ought to be and if you don't start deadlifting heavier you will die of aids.
     
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